Environmental life cycle assessments of producing maize, grass-clover, ryegrass and winter wheat straw for biorefinery

A new paper from the SeSE platform assess the potential environmental impacts of producing maize, grass-clover, ryegrass, and straw from winter wheat as biomass feedstocks for biorefinery.

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method included 5 different impact categories; resulting in various ranking of each biomass according to the impact category.

These variations in ranking of the different biomasses productions using different impact categories for environmental performance showed that it is important to consider a wider range of impact categories for assessing environmental sustainability.

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